All articles from: May, 2016

Ambassador Hamamoto Addresses ITU Council 2016

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We need transformational tools, and Geneva Gender Champions is such a tool, uniting the leadership here in Geneva to demand and to drive real change. Some of this change is already visible – such as the increasing number of women on panels and delegations – while other times, this change is more difficult to see, but no less meaningful, such as tackling unconscious gender bias or changing workplace culture. Significant change is being driven by our Champions, who are at the forefront of this initiative.

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The U.S. Commemorates the International Day of UN Peacekeepers 

Today the United States joins the world in honoring the courageous men and women serving in United Nations peacekeeping missions. For nearly 70 years, UN peacekeepers have come to the aid of countries torn by conflict, charged with helping create conditions for lasting peace.

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John Kerry on the Conviction of Hissene Habre for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Torture

The United States welcomes the Extraordinary African Chambers’ issuance of the judgment finding former Chadian President Hissene Habre guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including charges of murder, torture, rape, and sexual slavery, and sentencing him to life in prison. This ruling is a landmark in the global fight against impunity for atrocities, including war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Statement by the United States at the May 23 DSB Meeting under Item 7 (Appellate Body Reappointment)

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body under Item 7, as delivered in Geneva on May 23, 2016.

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FACT SHEET: U.S. Government Priorities for the World Humanitarian Summit

The U.S. government is committed to support responsible national governments in reducing their risks of disaster and strengthen their capacity to lead their own response efforts when disasters strike, and will continue to build and support local capacity for disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response.

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Statement by the United States at the May 23, 2016, DSB Meeting

Statement by the United States at the Meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body as delivered in Geneva on May 23, 2016.

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HHS Secretary Burwell: World Health Assembly Ministerial Panel on the World Drug Problem

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“We believe that health authorities are a critical part of our response to the world drug problem. And key to their efforts is an empowered and unified WHO.”

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Ambassador Hamamoto: Women and Girls Empowerment Essential to Ending AIDS

If we are to truly get on the fast track to ending the AIDS epidemic – we need to surround adolescent girls and young women with support and services in every part of their lives.

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HHS Secretary Burwell: The Role of GHSA in Supporting Countries’ Capacity to Implement the IHR

Continued partnership, vigilance and commitment means we all will be better prepared for the health threats that come our way. Together, we will be a stronger, more secure global community.

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HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell: Plenary Remarks at World Health Assembly

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As our nations become more interconnected, the health challenges we face are increasingly shared by us all.

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